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Full text of "The Courts Of Europe V-Ii"

Il8                          LETTERS   FROM   THE

been an engagement with the  Spanish fleet,  but
as yet I do not know the particulars.

I have been waited upon by " Les Dames de la
Halle/' but not kissed, for I stopped their mouths
with a piece of money. I have also had a fine
copy of doggerel verses addressed to me, which are
to be published, and, I suppose, will enter into
some collection as a specimen of Vesprit du dix-
huitieme siecle. Here they are:

Libert6—Egalit6,
R6publique Frar^aise,

Fraternit6;

Honneur et hommage,

Present6s au vertueux Monsieur

Swinburne, a Toccasion de

Son arriv6e a Paris, pour le

Cartel d'6change.

Publicit6.

Oui, pour notre patrie,

Chere a votre grand coeurt
Vous employez la vie,

A faire son bonheur.

Swinburne, qu'on r6vere»

De notre bien
Ami le plus sincdre,

Et le soutien,

Acceptez notre zele,

Dans ces trop faibles traits.
Nous servant de modele,

Nous goutons vos bienfaitsa

Nous publirons sans cesse

Tous vos grands faits,
Votre grande tendresse

Pour les Franjais,